No, not flack jackets as fashion statement. Flackage is Kevin Roderick's term for the practice of PR flack/flak. Sometimes, all it takes for me to see something is to give a name to it.
Remember the infamous piece about first lady and partner in human rights atrocities Asma al-Assad in Vogue? (Link goes to a thorough article in the Atlantic about the back story.) Click through to read about how the piece was 'placed' by PR operatives working for Assad.
This month, Harper's Bazaar has a splashy spread about Melania Trump, the immigrant wife of the nativist running for the US presidency. Actually, I think that the Donald is quite a bit more than a nativist, but I need to step away from the keyboard now.
a disastrous interview and non-apology with a story in the NY Times about her style. When you can't say anything nice about the person, talk about her clothes...
Guardian's London Fashion Week coverage? I have nowhere to wear a silk chiffon dress, but I love it.